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Hans Ullitz-Møller hum at biobase.dk
Sat Apr 5 07:34:03 EST 1997



Stuart M. Brown <browns02 at mcrcr.med.nyu.edu> wrote in article
<browns02-2703971117430001 at mcrcr1.med.nyu.edu>...
> In article <5gu079$d2k at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk>, pd at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk wrote:
> 
> > In article <5gtnsm$cl4 at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk>,
> >         tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk (Tim Cutts) writes:
> > > In article <m0w7dGj-0004Q6C at uctmail2.uct.ac.za>,
> > > Ed Rybicki <ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za> wrote:
> > >>  I could, of course, be persuaded otherwise if someone were to solve

> > >>  our X-Windows problem...?
> > > 
> > > If you need to run X software at the same time as Windows software,
> > > Vista eXceed is OK, in my experience, although it costs $$$ of
> > > course.
> > 
> > There is a free X server available from Microimages for both Macs and
PCs.
> > (http://www.microimages.com/www/html/freestuf/mix.htm)
> > 
> > I haven't used it much yet, but it seems reasonably good. I've not
tried
> > a recent version of exceed to compare it to though....
> > ---
> > Phil Davey 
> 
> 
> I would like to offer my users access to SeqLab from Macs and PC in
> their labs and offices, but cost of X software for many hundreds of 
> machines is a real obstacle.  I have eXodus on several Macs in our
> labs and it works quite well - but at $118 per copy, very few of my
> users are going to buy it.
> 
> I have a copy of MI/X but it crashes when I try to run SeqLab (works
> ok for other less demanding X applications).
> 
> Has anyone successfully run SeqLab with MI/X?
> 
> -- 
> Stuart M. Brown, Molecular Biology Consultant 
> NYU-MC Research Computing Resource, Dept. of Cell Biology
> 550 First Ave, New York, NY 10016
> Phone: (212)263-7689  FAX: (212)263-8139
> 
We have been using Starnets XWIN32 (WinNT and Win95) for years now. 
It is very stable and it is as fast as most other X-servers.
It even run - admittedly: vcery slow, but not excessively so - over 
28.8 modem linies using ppp.
It is very cheap if you license for many users. We buy 100 at a time
at - I think - less than 20 USD. At least we deliver them to our users 
on CD including additional fonts and some other (freeware) sequence
analysis and internet stuff for about 65 USD. 
Nothing in it for us, but the users get it all, cheaply.

There has been a few problems, but with the current version 3.4.1
seems OK. Free 2-hour connect time demo version available at
(http://www.startnet.com)

Hans
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